Thank you for your patience while I’ve been working on redoing some of my more recent posts! Due to camera and lighting issues, the photos featured in some posts were not the quality that I typically try for. Fortunately, all is working as intended now and I have updated these photos. The photos may not look 100% consistent because sometimes I take them on different days, but they do reflect the product accurately, from my experience with it anyway.
I have also edited a few reviews of these liquid lipsticks, as I’ve had a lot more time to test them and have changed my mind about a few… Again, thank you for your patience and thanks for reading!
NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks are one of those things that I feel may be overlooked by some people just because they’re a drug store brand, but these typically very pretty and just as nice as many of the liquid lipsticks that cost three times as much!
The original twelve shades of Lip Lingerie are just as nice as the new ones but I do feel like many were very similar to one another in color, so I’m glad they’ve introduced these twelve brand new shades. The quality of the formula is consistent between the new shades for the most part, and they’re all pretty wearable by all skin tones. A few may require a liner or blending with another color to be more wearable, but I’ll get into that in the individual reviews.
Overall, the formula for these is very creamy, but not so thick that it’s difficult to apply. It’s well pigmented and goes on evenly with most colors. These give you JUST enough time to apply and play around with them but they do set pretty quickly! Once they set, they have a soft matte appearance without looking or feeling dry, and they wear for around 4-7 hours.
The packaging is nice and feels solid, with the caps screwing on tightly so nothing leaks out. The soft, doe foot applicator seems like it could be a little large for someone with smaller lips but it’s also angled, pretty flat, and not overly flexible, so it’s easy to control for a precise application. The inner rim also catches excess product well, so there’s not typically a lot of buildup inside.
These sell for about $7 from www.nyxcosmetics.com and other retailers like Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc… Most of those stores, as well as NYX’s website, have sales or BOGO once in a while, so that’s a great time to pick these up! Each Lip Lingerie contains 4 ml / 0.13 fl oz of product. All of these shades are permanent so they won’t disappear on you anytime soon.
As with any matte lipstick or liquid lipstick, I recommend gently exfoliating your lips before wearing these, especially during the colder months when your skin may be drier. That will eliminate the chance of this product sticking to chapped patches and emphasizing them, which these will DEFINITELY do if your lips aren’t nice and smooth! I personally like to use something like honey or olive oil mixed with sugar, since that’s natural and usually found in your own kitchen. Also, using a primer like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before applying will help hide any chapped areas.
To keep things simple, I’ll be posting these in three parts. Also, if you’d like to see the other twelve Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks reviewed, leave me a comment and let me know!
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Seduction: This Lip Lingerie is described as a “reddish brown nude” and it’s a medium to medium-dark, almost terracotta toned nude with very warm undertones and a soft matte finish. It actually takes a while to set, compared to most other Lip Lingerie. Part of this may be due to the fact that the texture felt more liquidy, but still creamy, and not as thick as many other colors in this collection. The more you layer on also seems to make the finish less matte and more velvet or satin-like. Fortunately, the texture difference didn’t seem to make the color payoff or coverage anything less than great! When applied, it looks the same color on as it does in the tube and covers very well with little product used. Wear time with this shade was about 5 1/2 hours before any fading occurred.
Liners: As far as MAC Lip Pencils go, Boldly Bare (slightly lighter but the same color and tone) is a great one if you want definition but not much contrast. Spice (nearly the same color) is a great liner too for a neutral look. For more contrast or for darker skin tones, you can try Chicory (darker and more red), or Mahogany (deeper and more brown).
Dupes: There’s not really another liquid lipstick similar Lip Lingerie… This color is right in between the two older NYX Lip Lingeries Exotic (more rosy) and Ruffle Trim (lighter and more mauve). The closest Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour from MAC that I found was So Me (lighter, cooler and more pink). Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton (lighter and more nude) is the closest dupe I found from that brand, but it’s not THAT close… I would say that Seduction is unique enough that it’s definitely worth picking up if you like this type of color.
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4
Cashmere Silk: Cashmere Silk is described as a “midtone beige” and is a light-medium, relatively neutral toned rosy beige with a matte finish. The texture of this one was very creamy and applied pretty easily but like a few of the other lighter, more neutral colors of Lip Lingerie, it was tricky to get a very defined line so you may want to use a liner with Cashmere Silk. The color payoff isn’t super intense, nor is the coverage but as you can see above, it layers pretty well so it’s not THAT big of a deal! If you choose to layer this instead of wearing it as a more sheer wash of color, it’s best to apply two light layers rather than one thick one so it doesn’t feel or look heavy on the lips. Wear time was about 5 hours before I noticed fading, which was mostly in the center of the lip and around the edges at first.
Liners: NYX’s own Nude Beige (nearly the same color, perhaps more cool toned) is perfect with Cashmere Silk. MAC’s Subculture Lip Pencil (almost the same) works well too, as does Boldly Bare (slightly darker and more pink toned).
Dupes: MAC’s Cafe Au Chic (more cool and rosy toned) Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is somewhat similar. ABH’s Stripped Liquid Lipstick (lighter and more cool toned and pinky) is also close.
Overall Rating: 4 / 5
Color Payoff: 4
Wear Time: 4
Dusk to Dawn: On the NYX website, they describe this liquid lipstick as a “warm beige nude”. It’s a light, peachy-beige nude with warm and yellow undertones. The texture seems slightly thicker than most Lip Lingerie, and while it’s very matte once dry, if you apply enough to make it look perfectly even, it does take quite a while to set and can look very satiny until then. The thicker texture made getting an even application a little tricky, but it wasn’t too much of a pain to deal with. Because of how light Dusk to Dawn is, on some skin tones (like mine) it may not give much definition to the shape of your lip when worn alone so you might want to pair it with one of the liners listed below. Color payoff is great, but if you have yellow undertones in your skin like I do, it may look more peachy/orange on the lips than it does in the tube. Coverage was pretty good, aside from it being somewhat patchy at first… I used my finger to spread it around which helped a lot! Dusk to Dawn lasted about 5 hours on me before it began to fade.
Liners: MAC’s Naked Liner (lighter and more neutral) is alright if you want a clean, defined lip, but it’s quite a bit different so it does require some blending. Boldly Bare (darker and more brown) works too, but it’s also much different. Despite being different in color, once blended out, it does look very natural, yet defined with Dusk to Dawn.
Dupes: NYX’s Push-Up Lip Lingerie from the original twelve is the most similar dupe I found within the same formula and brand. Lady-Be-Good (very slightly darker) Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour from MAC is super close. ABH’s Naked (a little bit lighter) Liquid Lipstick is VERY similar and probably the closest dupe I’ve found. ABH’s Stripped (slightly lighter and more cool and pink toned) is also close.
Overall Rating: 3.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 4
Wear Time: 4
French Maid: French Maid is described as a “muted mauve”, which is pretty accurate… It’s a medium mauve with pretty neutral undertones, so it’s flattering on everyone! The finish is matte, but in a soft, velvety way that never looks dry. This color is by far my favorite and the most wearable for me for an every day lip (I’ve even bought a second one to keep in my bag)! The texture felt quite a bit thinner than some of the other Lip Lingerie, but still creamy. I think that made the application easier and resulted in less patchiness, though. As you can see from the photos, color payoff can look less intense on the lips than in the tube. It can appear lighter or darker on the lip, depending on how much you apply, but I sort of like that so I can get a softer more natural look or a more dramatic appearance, depending on what I feel like that day. No matter how much or how little product you apply, coverage is still fully opaque! French Maid wore well for about 6 1/2 hours before it began to fade and even then it faded very evenly.
Liners: NYX’s Mauve (almost the same color) is a great liner to pair with French Maid. Three MAC Lip Pencils that are also nice with this Lip Lingerie are Dervish (slightly lighter), Whirl (more of a cool toned, dirty rose), and Soar (the closest match I’ve found).
Dupes: It’s right in between the two MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours in So Me (lighter and more cool toned) and Topped With Brandy (only very slightly darker, but very close). The most similar dupe from ABH is Veronica (more plum/pink).
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4
*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***